People think I am lying when I tell them that one of my main toys as a child was dirt. It's true. My sister and I created beautiful pottery pieces with the soil in our backyard only to have them break when we tried to bring them inside. We also played with bugs.
David's childhood was the opposite. He apparently had every toy manufactured during the 1970s, including Mego Star Trek action figures, which could physically be transported room to room. His figures went on adventures. The cards and bubbles they were purchased in discarded. Clothing torn. Accessories misplaced. The ones remaining, if he could find them, ruined.